Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe Review

Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe

Recently, I tried the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail shoe.  Between the Under Armour Trail Horizon BPF and Under Armour Sonic, it has been my first time logging significant mileage in an Under Armour shoe.

I’ve wanted to try both the street shoes: the Bandit as well as the Sonic.  Anyway, at the Copper Mountain Trail race, I tried the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe on and thought they felt very comfortable.  As poor of an idea as it was, after my initial try on, I thought they were extremely comfortable, and I raced in them.  They felt great, and as most people know, I had a good race.  So yes, my first time running in the shoe was the Copper Mountain 25k.  The Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe did well and I would 100% wear them again for the race.  It is definitely not something I recommend with any shoe, but they felt great and I couldn’t be more pleased.  I also recently raced the Killington 25k and they were just as good.

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Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe Quick Facts:

Weight: 8.1 ounces

Heel to toe drop: 7mm drop

Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe Fit:

I typically wear between a women’s size 10-11 wide.  I found the women’s 11 to be the most comfortable on my foot.  It’s relatively true to size.

The mesh upper of the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe is durable and is breathable.  Since the primary function of the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe is a trail running shoe, it also provides a lot of protection from rocks and trail debris.  The great part is it’s waterproof which came in handy when I was plowing through mud puddles in Killington. I also appreciate that it’s quick drying and fast for shedding mud. (I ran through so much mud at Killington).

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Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe Ride:

The outsole of the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe has a high-traction rubber which is actually designed by Michelin rubber tires.  So yes, the same rubber your tires have, your shoes have.  The Michelin OC outsole compound and cast PU support provide traction on every part of the trail.

Most people know I’m incredibly clumsy and I found the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe to grip every part of the trail.  I never felt as though there was a surface I couldn’t handle.  I found the rubber extremely helpful for Killington and I’m not sure how well I would have done with something less aggressive.

But the shoe is not all rubber! The Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe also has optimal cushioning and is both soft and lightweight. It is not as rigid as many trail running shoes and provides plenty of cushion during your run.  I like the shoe because it’s soft and relatively light for a trail shoe, with plenty of traction.  The lightweight EVA midsole makes it much easier to run (in my opinion). Plus there are rock plates to get the rocks from creeping in.

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Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe Conclusion:

Right now, Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe is my favorite trail running shoe.  I also own the Brooks Cascadia which I find better for hiking but the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe better for running on trails.  If you are looking for a good, sturdy trail shoe, I would definitely look into this shoe.  It will probably stay my primary trail racing shoe (when I do trails).

 

Questions for you:
Do you run trails?  What is your favorite trail shoe?
Have you tried the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe?